Robert (gurdonark) wrote,


mixterglyphics, originally uploaded by gurdonark.

Today tastes like a Snickers bar. It's got a lot of enticing things--chocolate and nougat. I like the way that its chewy, stretchy nature holds a lot of possibility.

A philosophical problem no less intense than the plain versus peanut M & M epistemology is the question of whether the Snickers bar is so good because it always tastes virtually the same, or whether it is good because as one bites in, different flavors, albeit familiar different fllavors, begin to arise. Besides chocolate and nougat, there is sugar and syrup. There is the surprise of peanuts. If one has gotten in too great a hurry, then there is the sublime addition of a bit of wrapper.

Today is like a Snickers bar because although almost every prospect pleases, there is the chance of the familiar but unexpected surprise, the sensation of molar on peanut, let's imagine.

I don't eat Snickers often these days, confining myself to low-fat candies when candy is on the menu at all. If I splurge, I am more inclined to have a Zero bar, perhaps out of fellow feeling for polar bears. On a whim I might opt for Pop Rocks, which provide one's mouth with lessons on why land mines must be outlawed.

But today my mind is on the twist of nougat and the crunch of peanut, and on the unexpected expected wherever it may arise.


  • Swoop and Fall

    I worked a tad late tonight. I picked us up grilled chicken sandwiches "no mayo, no cheese" at Hat Creek. The 4th blitz tournament I…

  • Filling and Thrashing

    I went to the dentist late this afternoon to get two fillings done. I went to high school with my dentist. He dents well. On our neighborhood walk…

  • New Life

    Over the weekend the American Robins in the nest atop the brick window alcove on our back patio hatched from their eggs. We can see them from the…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded